Not A Fan Of Royal Icing - Flowers

Decorating By nancylynwallace Updated 20 Mar 2008 , 8:26pm by nancylynwallace

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nancylynwallace Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 3:12pm
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Hi everybody!! I just discovered this site yesterday & I am hooked!! I have just completed Course 2 of Wilton. I am seeing that cake decorating is my thing!! However, I learned how to make a lot of flowers with the royal icing, but don't really like how they dry so hard. I noticed that my family puled off the flowers and said that they would be better if they were soft. Can you help? Thank you so much!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:07pm
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You can make a lot of flowers with buttercream, and it stays soft enough to eat. You can also make flowers with rolled fondant, but they get pretty hard.

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indydebi Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:12pm
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I never use royal icing for anything. Here's a thread with the icing recipe that I've used for 25 years. It crusts great for roses and flowers, yet stays soft inside for eating. http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-579244-0.html

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nancylynwallace Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:26pm
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Thank you both soooo much!! I wasn't sure how far I could go with the buttercream icing!! You will make my family very happy!

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